The Behrg Reviews “A Guide for Murdered Children” by Sarah Sparrow
What this book is missing is a solid through-line. There’s no plot. Nothing that drives the story forward. Instead we have half a dozen subplots and tacked together character lines that never coalesce into something stronger.
I really wanted to love this book. Sparrow certainly has some chops and there were some great moments in this, but overall it just didn’t deliver an experience and felt as if it were three drafts short of a final product. Worth checking out, if nothing more than for Sparrow’s unique style. Hopefully others will enjoy what just didn’t work for me.
“Every monster dreams. Every monster imagines, aspires.”
* I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley. My thanks to the author and publisher.